First off, I being a retard, wasn't even thinking of the Touch when I posted - I was envisioning the Nano.Presumably to allow you to turn it over to get Cover Flow.
They're solid state sensors, but yes, if you create acceleration by spinning, they'll be affected.First off, I being a retard, wasn't even thinking of the Touch when I posted - I was envisioning the Nano.
Second, that does pique my interest. I would think an accelerometer would give flaky performance if you rotated too slow, or if you spun around when holding it. (G-forces would throw it off) Maybe they use something similar to a mercury switch. Or a combination thereof. I'll have to (#*$ with my iphone, and think of it when I'm less tired.
Close - but still no. GPS alone won't work as a compass, unless you are moving.One day in the not so distant future, I'm sure the iPhone (and perhaps the iPod Touch) will have GPS, which in turn will allow it to work as a compass. (Not that I know why anyone would want a compass when there's GPS... that's kinda like buying an iPhone for using it as a string can phone).
How apropos. Do you need said compass? Me thinks thee is lost.Called that number last night - had a lovely girl but she didn't seem to know jack.
She said if I called back this morning they could transfer me to Newport - and ask nicely if they could bump it along.
The woman who I just spoke to now said she would not transfer me as it was pointless because she could tell me everything I needed to know.
She told me they received it yesterday - and the step now is to either pass it on to an examiner who will pass it on for printing, or it will go to an interview department?
God. I hope it comes back soon. Why can't someone at MR work there
Compass? You'll be reading the stars next...Is it possible to create an app that uses the accelerometer to turn the Touch into a compass?
I'm guessing no but thought I'd ask as it would come in handy. I doubt there'll be a magnet coming in the next update...